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Fact Sheet: The Election Commission of Pakistan

Election management bodies are generally divided into three categories: those that are completely independent from the government, those that are completely under government control, and those that are semi-autonomous. The Election Commission of Pakistan falls in the first category. While it is independent from the Government in its decision-making in control of its finances, Election Commission members are selected by a parliamentary committee and appointed by the President. Also, changes in election rules are sent to the President for approval.